Maria Kokkori works on early twentieth-century European art, with a special interest in Russian modernism, the materiality of art, and the intersections among art, science and technology. Her research and teaching focus on artists’ materials and techniques, characterization of visual and material changes, the application of new methods for object-based studies, material properties and technologies, color theories, and artists as producers. Her research has been supported by the Courtauld Institute of Art, the Getty Research Institute, and the Malevich Society, New York. Author and co-editor of Utopia: Russian art and culture 1900-1989 (2013), she is currently working on a book publication on Kazimir Malevich and the Unovis group. She received her PhD in Object-Based Art History in 2008 from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, following advanced degrees in painting conservation and materials science. An Associate Conservation Scientist in the Department of Conservation and Science at the Art Institute of Chicago, she regularly teaches UChicago’s Suzanne Deal Booth Seminars in Conservation and Conservation Science.